On April 8th I’ll be at The Food Company in Colchester, where there’ll be a 2 course meal, strumalong and a Q&A and perfomance from me. Tickets are £25 from 01206 214000.
I’m really pleased to be back at the Grand Northern Uke Festival again this year, along with over 30 other acts, including Aaron and Nicole Keim (The Quiet American), Manitoba Hal, Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee, Zoe Bestel, Dead Man’s Uke, Adam Franklin and Ian Emmerson. If you’re um-ing and ah-ing about coming, don’t wait. It’s just £39 for a weekend ticket, which is getting pretty close to £1 an act!
There are, of course, workshops too. I’m running a brand new workshop called ‘Jamming Essentials’, which will teach you how to get stuck in playing with other people, even when you don’t know the song, without having to go searching on the internet for the chords!
See you there!
I’m honoured to be the cover artist in the first issue of the UK’s first ukulele magazine, which is being published by Omega Musician March. You can order it now from their website.
STOP PRESS! Order now and you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous Kala resonator uke! Don’t worry if you’ve already ordered, everyone’s name will go into the draw.
Mike ‘Uncle Elvis’ Hind is coming all the way from Bermuda to do some gigs, and not only will we both be at the Big House in the Country festival at the end of Feb, we’ll also be doing a double-header gig at the Queen’s Head, Belper on Sat March 14th. Tickets are £7 from Ticketsource.
Happy New Year everyone!
So 2015 is here, and I’ve got some exciting stuff lined up. I’m already working on my second EP, in March (and one date in Jan) I’ll be joining Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret on tour, and I’m also working on setting up a gig with Mike Hind when he comes from Bermuda for his UK tour. Festival-wise, I’ll be at The Big House in the Country Festival in Cumbria in February, I’m really pleased to be returning to GNUF in May, plus I’ll be at Uke Power in Drax (also in May), and Wigan Ukulele Festival in June. On top of that there are loads of ‘to be confirmed’ gigs still be thrashed out and a top secret project too!
Looking forward to bumping into you!
My new EP was released this week. It has 5 tracks; 2 studio, 2 live and the song I recently recorded on wax cylinder. It’s just £4 plus p&p, or you can download it (the whole thing or individual tracks) in a variety of formats.
It has a great cover pic taken by J.J. Beardsley, too.
“Easily my favourite CD by a chubby, bald, pork pie hat wearing, ukulele playing musician. Easily.” Rufus Yells
Pop over to my Shop page, where you can listen to samples and order!
On Saturday 22nd November I’ll be at Muzik and More’s Ukulele Day, at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton SK17 6PY. The day (11am to 4pm) is free, but you’ll need a ticket if you want to come to my beginners uke wokshop (only £6!). More info from www.muzikandmore.co.uk
My new CD “Old Is The New New” will be out on December 1st, and you can order it now. It’s a 5 track EP that includes the song I recorded on wax cylinder recently, two live recordings and two studio recordings.
It also has a fab cover photo by J.J. Beardsley
It costs £4 (plus £1 p&p in the UK and £2.00 everywhere else)
If you are an established radio station playing blues and jazz and would like a copy to play on air, please get in touch!
On Sunday 9th November, Omega music have arranged for a steam train to run from Pickering to Whitby and back, full of happy ukulele players and singing and strumming! When they get back, there’s a concert in Pickering featuring me, The Anything Goes Orchestra, Ooty and the Cloud and Zahra Lowzley.